Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous substances: Minnesota Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 299K.07
Excess air emissions: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7001.0150
Hazardous waste tanks: MR 7045.0628
Hazardous waste transporters: MR 7045.0395
Releases to water: MSA 115.061
Underground storage tanks (USTs): MR 7150.0450
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM)
Local emergency planning committees
Local fire and police departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
| TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY Minnesota Duty Officer: 651-649-5451 (24 hours) 800-422-0798 (24 hours) NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER (NRC) 800-424-8802 (24 hours) |
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Minnesota follows the federal requirements for reporting releases and spills of hazardous substances with some additional and stricter requirement for reporting excess air emissions, hazardous waste storage tanks and transporters, oil spills, and spills from underground storage tanks (USTs). For federal requirements, see the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION.
Response to an infectious waste spill must include specific procedures, such as preventing access to the spill area by unauthorized personnel. For more information, see the state section MEDICAL WASTE.
• Administration and enforcement. The HSEM coordinates and implements the state's release notification rules for hazardous substances and materials. The HSEM may also refer hazardous waste reporting ...